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If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

Yes: Vitiligo can be treated with topicals and UV light or laser. Some areas are very resistant to treatment and may not respond to anything. It's worth trying to see if you can get repigmentation. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?

I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?

Perhaps: In providing the answer, you should be aware of the black box fda warning on cancer risk even though there is little evidence for it. Everything we do in medicine , as in life, is based on risk/benefit ratio. Since your problem is mostly cosmetic , only you can decide on whether any risk is acceptable. Use only the lower potency Protopic on thin skin .You may also consider photo treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my 4 year old daughter has white spots at her genital organ. My father in law (wife's father)has vitiligo. What can I do to get this cured?

White spots: Let your pediatrician look at it for now there is not treatment for vitiligo but fungal infections can occur and can be treated, see the doctor first for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo?

What to do if I have vitiligo?

Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-) Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune diseases, so if your health status changes, see your doc! Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop vitiligo expansion?

Tough: I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There are some treatments which may help stop progression of lesion, though there is not a treatment that is 100% effective in all patients. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of vitiligo?

Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more

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I'm scared i might have vitiligo, what do I do?

See a doctor: I would see a doctor who can probably tell you whether or not you have vitiligo. Sometimes a biopsy of the skin may be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I am scared , do I have vitiligo?

Not Sure: Based on your question you do not get vitiligo from being scared, but it sounds like you might have a rash you are worried about. You should resubmit your questions and describe the rash. ...Read more

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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more